Mission, Vision and Core Values

In Spring 2015, the UW School of Pharmacy completed a strategic planning process to see the School through the next five years. As part of that process, we refined our vision, mission and core values.


We will be the global leader in pharmacy education, research and service, committed to providing a transformative learning experience in a collaborative and diverse environment focused on improving the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

Mission Statement

Inspiring Education: Develop exceptional, innovative and diverse pharmacy leaders and scientists.

Discovering Solutions: Advance the science, development, implementation, and outcomes of safe and appropriate treatments.

Serving People and Communities:
Promote the health and well-being of the public, locally and globally.

Core Values

Our mission, vision and strategic plan must reflect the values that define the unique identity and character of our School.

Respect, integrity, diversity and community are at the heart of our enterprise.

We believe in:

  • A Passion for Discovery and Learning
  • Excellence in Every Endeavor
  • Integration and Synergy of Research
    and Education
  • The Quality and Breadth of Our Academic Programs
  • An Essential Partnership of Students,
    Faculty and Staff
  • Cultivating Strong, External Collaborations
  • Embracing Diverse Perspectives, Beliefs
    and Cultures
  • Celebrating Scholarship, Achievements
    and Successes
  • Serving for the Greater Good of Society

UWSOP 2015-2020 Strategic Plan

This UWSOP 2015-2020 Strategic Plan represents hundreds of voices and thousands of hours of work from dedicated teams of internal and external colleagues. The 2015-2020 Strategic Plan will guide our actions, decisions and priorities in the coming five years. There are three sections: 1) a revised Vision & Mission statement; 2) a description of our Core Values; and 3) the Pillars & Goals of our Strategic Plan. These elements combined communicate who we are as an organization and act as a map for the road ahead.

We know the coming years will continue to present new challenges and opportunities in higher education, research, patient care, and pharmacy practice. There will be obstacles to overcome and an increasing need for adaptive and more rapid solutions that address major issues in education, research and health care delivery.  This document does not seek to answer those questions directly, but provides a framework for us to organize our response to these challenges. Read the UWSOP 2015-2020 Strategic Plan (PDF).

Educational Philosophy Statement

The goal of the PharmD program is to ensure our graduates possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to render care in an evolving health care system. Our educational experiences are designed to provide a strong foundation in the biomedical, socio-behavioral, administrative, clinical, and pharmaceutical sciences, a heightened understanding of the economic, cultural and social issues affecting patients and health care delivery, and the ability to apply this knowledge in collaboration with others to further practice, education, and research.

Students are also encouraged, through professional and community outreach activities, to develop and incorporate new practices that enhance public health, systems management, and patient-centered care in diverse populations and settings.

PharmD Accreditation

University of Washington School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503, 312-664-3575, FAX 312-664-4652, www.acpe-accredit.org.